Takasago, one of the world’s five largest companies in the production of flavorings and fragrances, reduced in six years 124,532 KWh of electricity, more than 57 tons of landfill waste and 14,382 m³ of water. For the company, the issue that involves the sustainability of ingredients is directly related to the source of the inputs and the obtaining processes that involve them.
With operations in 26 countries, the company invests in the search for new technologies and processes that are sustainable, a factor that attracts consumers today and, consequently, of weight in companies’ revenues.
“We are always looking for the balance between the environment, economic efficiency and social responsibility,” says Elias Delgado, Takasago’s Occupational Safety Technical Coordinator, present for 45 years in the Brazilian market.
Thus, thinking about the control of pollutant emissions during the manufacturing process, synthetic assets are developed within the Chiraroma platform, with differentials such as high purity (99% obtained through ultra-reduced purification processes), use environmentally friendly processes, use of raw materials from renewable and biodegradable sources, and lower waste of production energy and water.
“In 2013, we achieved the certification ISO 14.001 – Environmental Management System. We promote a culture of social and environmental responsibility, and encourage practices aimed at minimizing waste of materials and products, thus preserving the extraction of natural resources,” he explains.
Thus, the company set some goals that contributed to reduce waste in the production process, achieving excellent results. “We made a comparative analysis between 2012 and 2018 and, in the period, we had a reduction of 124,532 KWh of electricity, more than 57 tons of waste sent to landfill and 14,382 m³ of water,” he says.
Natural or synthetic, aromas and fragrances are regulated by the international regulatory body IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and IOFI (International Organization of the Flavor Industry), with affiliation in Brazil by ABIFRA (Brazilian Association of Fragrance Industries), and regulated by Brazil by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency).
Company is also interested in developing new aromas and fragrances that have a stronger and longer lasting hook, using less raw materials. An exclusive collaboration with Takasago International Corporation, in Japan, is Evolva White Chemisty. The purpose of the collaboration is to co-develop new biosynthetic production routes for various ingredients, with broad applications in the flavor and fragrance industry.